No.8 5 methods to improve your critical thinking

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Hello, everyone.
I’m Chani, who’ve recently started a side job! I’m a university student and I teach Korean and Japanese as a part-time job in college, and my main job is to do so. Side job is secret, but I make more money than teaching languages ( ゚Д゚)。

Now, the theme of this article is “Critic Thinking.” Critic thinking is a kind of tool that makes us choose the best choice when we are forced to make daily choices. We have to make choices every day, so we look online for solutions when we don’t understand or have problems. But how do you identify the information you can trust?

If you read this article, you will be able to determine what you are looking for and obtain reliable information! And you will also learn how to find out what you really need.

Then, we are going to learn English from Samantha Agoos who give us presentation titled 5 tips to improve your critical thinking



5 methods to improve your critical thinking

Formulate your question

You start by clarifying what you’re looking for.

Let’s say that you have to move from A to B. A bus that takes a long time, but it’s a cheap or a train that costs money, but can get there in a short time. Depending on the situation andthe answer will change. However, if you have to leave early, I think you will choose a train.

As explained in the simple example, some of these simple choices can be made, but others can be complicated. When you do that, start by calm down and figure out what you have to do and what you need!


Gather your information

Gather information if you finish step 1. Because your needs are obvious, you can choose the information that is relevant or directly related to them. Information is not only available on the Internet. The most reliable thing is fromexpert information, but let’s gather information from friends, colleagues, etc! Much information will be a shortcut to comparing and reviewing options and achieving your goals.


Apply the information

Next is to ask yourself. This self-question is very important for your decision.

For example, there are self-questioning questions like this.”What concepts are at work?” “What assumptions exist?” “Is my interpretation of the information logically sound?”

We need to focus on “logicality and rationality” in here. We are often influenced by a lot of information without knowing it, and we often lose the standards and needs we set at phase one. So, as a stage where you notice that your needs are not shifting or changing, you have to adapt your information to yourself and evaluate it’s appropriate.


Consider the implications

Anticipate what will happen in the long run. In the case of the short term, there may be a temporary positive impact, but the results may be different over time.

For example, you are a high school student and are going to graduate. You have 2 choices. Going to college next month, or working in your country or abroad. This depends on the person who makes the choices, but the former may be better if you are going to live on as a professor or other major in the future. Or maybe the latter is better if you want to work and challenge yourself.

Taking long time and consider, anticipate, and plan. It will be ground for your future and making your goal.


Explore other points of view

Make your demands clear, gather information, ask yourself for justification, anticipate the consequences, and act… ah ,,, Wait a minute.

You take the steps and get familiar with the information, what you’ve completed is just a “firm hypothesis from your subjective point of view.” Your time-consuming and inventing hypothesis will certainly be more reliable and highly anticipated than the previous one. But besides that, ‘objectively viewed hypothesis’ is more important.” Besides your own hypothesis, you’d better consider a hypothesis that other people have thought about or viewed from a different perspective.” And that creates new possibilities, and increases your chances of achieving your wish.



5 methods to improve your critical thinking

Formulate your question : Clarify what you want.


Gather your information : Collect information extensively for comparative review from the Internet or acquaintances.


Apply the information : Apply information gathered in Step 2 to yourself to advise that the direction set for Step 1 is not wrong.


Consider the implications : Anticipate and consider the potential for long-term rather than short-term.


Explore other points of view : Create a hypothesis not only from a subjective hypothesis but also from an objective perspective.


In the last

This time, I chose to focus on “Critical Thinking.” Criticism may sound negative. But if you don’t deny it, you can’t reveal the problem.

What I don’t want you to be mistaken here is that critical thinking is a kind of means and a tool for us to clarify information and problems you might face. If this becomes habitual, it will help us choose information or solve problems. However, if this becomes your personality or your main form of thinking, you can become a person with only the head that is commonly said to be top heavy and non-distributed.

if you say you are right about everything and wrong about anything else in the framework of logic or rationality, You can be a tool for “critical thinking.” It’s clear why it’s bad.

A good example is politics. They are too busy arguing that they are justified to listen to others. It eventually leads to discord and division, even to war in the worst case. We need to hear more than talk. Because there are emotions that are hard to understand by logic or rationality.

The story jumps a little off .( ゚Д゚)。 What do you think about critical thinking and what do you feel about logic and rationality? If you don’t mind, please leave your message!

Then don’t lose to Corona and stay healthy today!

Then, bye bye (@^^)/~~~



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